Saturday, October 15, 2016

School Year Template

This is my adorable niece. Adorable with a capital "A"!! I'm prejudice I know but this little girl is such a sweetheart and she's not just cute she has a heart of gold.

My niece (her Mom) Brandi made this. She found the idea on Pinterest and she and her sister recreated the idea. 

Materials Needed:

  • Large Foam Board (from the Dollar Store) or Cardboard 
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scissors
  • Large Marker
  • Compass
  • Tacky Glue
  • Craft Paints (White, Yellow, Red and Silver)
  • 1 piece of chalk

  1. Depending on the size of your poster board cut a rectangle shape about the size of 12 x 18  out centered and about 3 inches from the bottom of the board.
  2. Cut 2 large circles out. The circle will need to be approximately 4"
  3. Next--cut 2 small ovals and 2 larger ovals and then 1 extra large oval.
  4. Paint the two smaller ovals with silver paint.
  5. Glue everything in place using the photograph as your guide. 
  6. Once everything is glued you can add the grade. Write it in chalk so that you can use again and again.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Modpodge Picture Coasters

 My niece made these for Christmas presents. Her husband is a contractor and had leftover ceramic tiles. 


  • Ceramic Tiles or even blocks of wood will do.
  • Choose pictures, a magazine photo or print one on your computer (cut to fit)
  • Mod Podge 
  • Felt
  • Flat paintbrush or sponge brush


  • Position the picture onto each tile
  • Glue in place.
  • Once it dries coat with Mod Podge Give it several coats. You must let dry between each coat. Be careful so that you do not get air bubbles. If you do you can smooth it out with  your finger.
  • When the tile is completely dry add a felt backing so it doesn't slide or scratch your tables. 

In case you don't know what mod podge is this is what it looks like and it can be bought at Walmart and any craft store.

Monday, October 10, 2016

DIY Decorative Lamp Shade

I had a small lamp on my vanity that had a tiny lampshade. I tried to add a larger shade but it just didn't look right yet the little one didn't look right either so I had to improvise. Since I love anything that shines and glitters. I decided to add beads to it. I bought some tiny crystal beads from Walmart and strung about 12-15 per string. I knotted the first bead so that it wouldn't slip off and then I just continued stringing them and sewed them onto the lampshade. 

It turned out so cute and looks perfect on my vanity. I wasn't planning to add it to this page but I thought someone might like the idea. 

So enjoy!!

Here is a link to the crystal mirror I also did awhile back that's also on my vanity.